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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for February 4, 2016

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

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The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.

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Jonny Gomes is taking his talents to Japan, signing with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

The Mariners have signed Korean slugger Dae-Ho-Lee.

While looking at Steamer projections, Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs found David Peralta and he says that we should believe in him.

Mike Bates says that if the Nationals can't afford free agents now, they are going to be in big trouble down the road.

If they can't cover their losses with free agents, they'll have to turn to their farm system. Lucas Giolito and Trea Turner are great prospects, but they can't be counted on to replace all that the Nats are poised to lose after 2017, and the rest of the minor league system isn't great. Also, if Washington's television deal leaves them unable to pay the going rate for free agents, that could cause the Players' Association to step in and demand that Major League Baseball force a solution.

All isn't lost for the Nats. They still project to win the NL East, according to ZiPS. They still have Harper, Strasburg, and Scherzer. They have no immediate holes, even if their depth is again suspect. They also still have another year or two before the situation becomes critical. But looking ahead, there's a train coming straight for them. And unless they can work out this deal with the Orioles and build themselves a new track, the collision is going to be ugly.

The Reds are rebuilding. They aren't the model for how to do a proper rebuild.

Motus Global, a bio-mechanics lab and wearable sensor manufacturer, is bringing some cool technology to the baseball world.

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